Research Ethics

The project will be undertaken with a collaborative approach with First Nations child and family services agencies that emphasizes respect of OCAP principles

As an affiliate of the University of Ottawa, IFSD is guided by ethical research guidelines respecting Indigenous peoples, the project will follow the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and OCAP principles in all of its work. 

This project will leverage organizational information only. However, should any research involving humans be conducted by IFSD, the IFSD will be subject to the University of Ottawa's ethics board review per the Tri-Council Policy Statements on Ethical Conduct for Research involving Humans.

All information collected from this survey, with the consent and participation of the agencies, will be shared back to participating agencies and First Nations communities in an anonymized and aggregated format to protect the privacy of the communities and agencies. Results will be made available publicly in an anonymized and aggregated format only.

A physical copy of data collected will be stored in a locked cabinet at the IFSD office. Electronic copies will be maintained locally on IFSD research laptops only.

You are invited to contact Dr. Helaina Gaspard ( with any questions.